|SPORTS UPDATE 9/21/12|
As Kentucky prepares to face Florida tomorrow in Gainesville, the Wildcats have not scored a first quarter offensive touchdown since doing it against Tennessee in 2010 according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Kickoff is set for 11:21 tomorrow morning, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports not only will Western Kentucky University honor its 2002 national championship team tomorrow night when hosting Southern Miss, the 1992 team will also be honored. That team went through spring practice not knowing if WKU would continue playing football. Jack Harbaugh, who coached both teams, will also be honored at the game.
The Leaf Chronicle reports suspended Austin Peay fullback Cody Tucker was charged with selling illegal steroids Tuesday evening. An arrest warrant says Tucker reportedly sold approximately 500 milligrams of liquid testosterone to an undercover agent.
Tucker was later released on a $5,000 bond following his arrest according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. Austin Peay coach Rick Christophel declined comment on the matter other than to say Tucker remains on indefinite suspension.
Reports indicate Texas Tech will pay out the remainder of former basketball coach Billy Gillispie’s contract. Gillispie will receive $ 467,000. The former Kentucky coach resigned yesterday for health related reasons.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson says he’s not totally to blame for his poor performance in the Titans first two games. Johnson has rushed for 21 yards in 19 carries in losses to San Diego and New England. Johnson tells ESPN he’s not getting the blocking needed to gain more yards. Sunday’s opponent at LP Field--the Detroit Lions-- have just allowed opponents 82.5 yards per game rushing in their first two games.